Human Right & Gender Equality

Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment can unlock human potential on a transformational scale.
For societies to thrive, women and girls, men and boys must have equal access to education, healthcare, and technology. They must have equal control of resources, lands, and markets. And they must have equal rights and opportunities as peace-builders and leaders. Transforming the ways in which we engage men and boys in gender equality and women’s empowerment efforts is essential to long-lasting social change. We must enlist their support for the empowerment of women and girls across their lifespan, and also encourage them to challenge the negative cultural and social definitions that can limit their own ability to achieve their full potential. It is vital to promote the rights of all individuals and reduce gender-based violence while mitigating its harmful effects on individuals and communities. Unless women and girls, men and boys, fully enjoy their human rights and are free from violence, progress toward development will fall short. RUDEC’s activities here involves
  • Campaigning against violence on women and girls in Cameroon
  • Mobilizing traditional authorities to promote the rights of women and girls
  • Building the capacities of local groups and CSOs for human rights, good governance education, advocacy and counseling
  • Ending all forms of Gender base violence(GBV) and promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.
  • Securing political and economic rights of women through advocacy
In recent times, RUDEC is  working towards securing the rights of women to land. In Cameroon MOST women are mere land users and not owners. Many women are subject to Gender Based Violence (GBV) as a result of conflicts over land ownership. We are working closely with traditional authorities and local government departments to avert this situation. We are also sensitizing remote communities about GBV: as many women and young girls are not even aware of some of their basic rights and don’t know what to do when faced with GBV situations. We thank  GBV Prevention Network for all the resource materials provided to support our efforts.
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